JS Sehrawat, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Punjab University, Chandigarh has been invited as visiting scientist at New York City Chief Medical Coroner's office (OCME), Manhattan (New York) for the entire month of February, the Punjab University release said.
"He has been invited to work with OCME scientists towards complex identification process of human skeletal remain of 9/11 World Trade Centre (WTC) disaster victims," the release said.
Mr Sehrawat is among the top eight world forensic scientists who have been selected to this programme as a credit to their academic background and experiences.
OCME provides a full range of advanced services in forensic science with largest DNA crime laboratory in the world and the admission to this visiting scientist programme is highly competitive, the release said.
Mr Sehrawat has already been working with identification strategies of human remains excavated from an abandoned well at Ajnala (Amritsar) in March 2014.
During his visit he will also participate and present an oral scientific paper at 70th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) being held at Washington State Convention Centre, Seattle (Washington) from February 19-24, the release said
The funding to his travel and accommodation expenses has been sponsored by some foreign organisations in Canada, USA and also by some alumni of the Punjab University, settled abroad in different scientific organisations and the universities, release said.
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